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  • Man given life sentence in police officer's murder

    Man given life sentence in police officer's murder
    David A. Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday. Garcia, 28, was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of...
  • Yes on Proposition 36

    Yes on Proposition 36
    One of the trickier aspects of building an effective criminal justice system is making sure that the punishment fits the crime; that's important because penalties considered arbitrary and unfair breed disillusionment and anger that can worsen...
  • Jackie Lacey for L.A. County district attorney

    Jackie Lacey for L.A. County district attorney
    Amid the presidential election, the ballot measures and the newfangled top-two runoff system for congressional and state legislative seats, Los Angeles County voters should not forget that they are also being asked this election season to pick a new...
  • Don't seek the death penalty

    Don't seek the death penalty
    When James Lee Crummel hanged himself last month, very few mourned his passing. A child molester who kidnapped, sexually abused and murdered a 13-year-old boy in 1979, Crummel was on death row in San Quentin when he took his own life using an extension...
  • Wilbur Littlefield dies at 90; trial lawyer spent four decades with L.A. County public defender's office

    Wilbur Littlefield dies at 90; trial lawyer spent four decades with L.A. County public defender's office
    Wilbur "Bill" Littlefield, a skillful trial lawyer who spent four decades with the Los Angeles County public defender's office, including 17 years as its chief, died Saturday in Van Nuys. He was 90. He had heart and kidney ailments, said granddaughter...
  • Ron Kaye: Why local newspapers matter

    Great newspaper stories — like the shocking L.A. County tax scandal involving Assessor John Noguez — usually don't come from attending government meetings or going to press conferences. The tip that ignites a reporter's passion almost...
  • Coliseum probe brings three arrests

    Coliseum probe brings three arrests
    Two former Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum executives and the head of a prominent rave company have been arrested in connection with a corruption scandal involving millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions at one of the nation's most...
  • L.A. city controller to audit Coliseum finances

    L.A. city controller to audit Coliseum finances
    Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel is dispatching a team of auditors to pore over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's books because of a financial scandal that is already the subject of a criminal investigation. Greuel had been prepared to launch...
  • Band members who blocked Hollywood Freeway charged with felonies

     
    Three members of a band who blocked traffic on the Hollywood Freeway last month for a performance officials labeled a publicity stunt were charged Tuesday with felony conspiracy charges. "This was not a matter involving free speech or lawful protest,”.....
  • Legislature will try to dissolve Vernon; city leaders call move illegal

     
    The effort to disband the city of Vernon will take a major step forward this week when state Assembly Speaker John Pérez introduces a bill that would effectively require the industrial town to become an unincorporated part of Los Angeles......
  • L.A. County prosecutor Alan Jackson to run for district attorney in 2012

     
    Just days after warning "politician-types" against running to replace him in 2012, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley gave one of his own prosecutors his blessing. Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson, who has handled a number of high-profile murder.....